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A Haunting Photograph Raises Questions in Phillip Margolin’s WOMAN WITH A GUN

An aspiring novelist launches an investigation into the background of an enigmatic photograph --- but the photographer isn’t helping.

Erin Hennicke, Film Scout, Part 3

Ever wonder how your favorite books get turned into movies? Film scout Erin Hennicke takes you behind the scenes.

A Moving Debut About a Transgender 12-Year-Old

"I could write down all the flowery, praising adjectives in the dictionary, and it wouldn't be enough to describe how good the book is."

Bookreporter.com's Carol Fitzgerald Shares 20 of Her Favorite Audiobooks

Whether you are new to audiobooks or already are an avid listener, these selections are sure to make you love the latest trend in books.

Tired of memoirs that only tell you what really happened?

Then look no further than NEIL PATRICK HARRIS: CHOOSE YOUR OWN AUTOBIOGRAPHY!

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December 12, 2014
Holiday season is a time of giving --- also of consumerism and incessantly peppy songs that play on repeat. Even if you’re generally an agreeable person, it’s a time of year that can...
November 24, 2014
Mockingjay - Part 1, the newest addition to the Hunger Games franchise, has recently hit theaters, and between that and the success of HBO’s “The Leftovers,” the dystopian genre is...
October 28, 2014
Last Saturday book group members, leaders and avid readers joined editors of the Hachette Book Group and their authors in New York at the Lighthouse International for Hachette’s Annual Book...

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"In the nimble hands of Anthony Horowitz, this mystery moves along at frightening speed and is a worthy entry in the continuing saga involving characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle."

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A year ago, Thorn’s son, Flynn Moss, disappeared into the eco-underground, his only contact with Thorn a series of postcards chronicling his exploits. But upon learning that Flynn has been executed, Thorn is determined to get his hands on his son’s killer. Little by little Thorn discovers that nothing he’s been told is true, and the trap they’re setting isn’t for Flynn’s killer, but for his partner, a woman who proves more daring and dangerous than any Thorn has ever met.

Asylum City by Liad Shoham - Mystery/Thriller

When young social activist Michal Poleg is found dead in her Tel Aviv apartment, officer Anat Nachmias is given the lead on her first murder investigation. Eager to find answers, she looks to the victim's past for clues, focusing on the last days before her death. Could one of the asylum seekers with whom Michal worked be behind this crime? Then a young African man confesses to the murder, and Anat's commanders say the case is closed. But the cop isn't convinced.

Four years ago, Gabriel Ash was working with the British government investigating hijackings in Somalia. But when his wife and sons disappeared, presumably taken --- and probably killed --- by pirates, his life fell apart. He has sudden reason to hope when a senior policeman suggests that his sons might still be alive --- until that policeman is murdered. Still, there seems to be some link to a local operation, and Ash, no longer a government agent, is determined to find it.

Strong Female Protagonist: Book One Written by Brennan Lee Mulligan and drawn by Molly Ostertag - Comics / Graphic Novel

With superstrength and invulnerability, Alison Green used to be one of the most powerful superheroes around. Fighting crime with other teenagers under the alter ego Mega Girl was fun --- until an encounter with Menace, her mind-reading arch enemy, showed her evidence of a sinister conspiracy, and suddenly battling giant robots didn't seem so important. Now Alison is going to college and trying to find ways to help the world while still getting to class on time. It's impossible to escape the past, however, and everyone has their own idea of what it means to be a hero.

Take the format of a spy thriller, shape it around real-life incidents involving international terrorism, leaven it with dark, dry humor, toss in a love rectangle, give everybody a gun, and let everything play out in the outer reaches of upstate New York. There you have an idea of Brock Clarke’s new novel, THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD.

The Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were recently voted as the top mystery series of all time. Now, Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger have assembled a stellar group of contemporary authors from a variety of genres and asked them to create new stories inspired by that canon. Readers will find Holmes in times and places previously unimagined, as well as characters who themselves have been affected by the tales of Sherlock Holmes.

Book lover and Jane Austen enthusiast Sophie Collingwood has recently taken a job at an antiquarian bookshop in London when she is drawn into a mystery that will cast doubt on the true authorship of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE --- and ultimately threaten Sophie’s life. This dual narrative alternates between Sophie’s quest to uncover the truth and a young Jane Austen’s touching friendship with the aging cleric Richard Mansfield.

Sweet Damage by Rebecca James - Psychological Suspense

When Tim Ellison finds a cheap room to rent in his dream location, it seems nothing more than a wonderful stroke of luck. But when strange and terrifying things start happening in the house at night, Tim wonders if renting the room has been a terrible mistake --- until his feelings for the house’s owner, Anna London, start to change. As Tim falls for Anna, her past comes back with a vengeance…and he finds himself caught in the middle of the storm.